Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter I. Cable Television Reform Act of 1981. [Repealed].


§ 34–1201. Purpose. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 2, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 3(1), 30 DCR 4289; Nov. 15, 1983, D.C. Law 5-42, § 4(a), 30 DCR 4999; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1801.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) authorization of extension of cable franchise term, see §§ 2 through 4 of the Approval of the Extension of the Term of District Cablevision Limited Partnership Franchise in the District of Columbia Emergency Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-314, April 17, 2000, 47 DCR 2847).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 through 10 of the Approval of the Application for Transfer of the Franchise and the Cable Television System of District Cablevision Limited Partnership From AT&T Broadband, LLC to Comcast Cablevision, LLC Emergency Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-503, December 28, 2000, 48 DCR 445).

For temporary (90 day) extension of cable franchise term, see § 2 of Approval of the Extension of the Term of Comcast Cablevision of the District, LLC’s, Franchise Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-23, March 21, 2001, 48 DCR 3309).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) extension of the term of the franchise of District Cablevision Limited Partnership, see §§ 2 to 8 of the Approval of the Extension of the Term of District Cablevision Limited Partnership Franchise Temporary Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-142, June 13, 2001, law notification 47 DCR 6092).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Approval of the Extension of the Term of Comcast Cablevision of the District, LLC’s Franchise Temporary Act of 2001 (D.C. Law 14-12, July 10, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 6588).

Editor's Notes

Appropriations authorized: Public Law 104-194, 110 Stat. 2363, the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1997, provided for the Cable Television Enterprise Fund, established by § 43-1801 et seq., $2,511,000 and 8 full-time equivalent positions (including $2,179,000 and 8 full-time equivalent positions from local funds and $332,000 from other funds).

Sections 2 through 6 of D.C. Law 13-211 approved the application for the transfer of the stock of District Cablevision, Inc., the general partner of District Cablevision Limited Partnership, a cable television system franchisee in the District of Columbia, to AT Corporation.

Sections 601 through 610 of D.C. Law 13-308 approved the application for transfer of the franchise and the Cable Television System of District Cablevision Limited Partnership from AT Broadband to Comcast Cablevision.


§ 34–1202. Definitions; rules of construction. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 3, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, §§ 2(a)-(h), 3 (2)-(4), 30 DCR 4289; June 1, 1984, D.C. Law 5-85, § 2(b), 31 DCR 1864; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, §§ 2(a), 3(a), 43 DCR 4702; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-255, § 46(a), 44 DCR 1271; May 9, 2000, D.C. Law 13-107, § 205, 47 DCR 1091; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1802.


§ 34–1202.01. Council authorized to grant franchise; franchise required; condition and term of franchise. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 3a; as added Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(i), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(b), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1802.1.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) extension of cable franchise term, see § 2 of Approval of the Extension of the Term of the Franchise of Comcast Cablevision of the District, LLC, Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-63, June 6, 2001, 48 DCR 5710).

For temporary (90 day) extension of cable franchise term, see § 2 of Comcast Cable Franchise Extension Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-298, March 13, 2002, 49 DCR 2652).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

For temporary (90 day) approval of franchise, see § 2 of Approval of the Franchise of Comcast Cablevision of the District to Provide Cable Service in the District of Columbia Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-410, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7322).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) additions, see §§ 2, 3 of Comcast Cable Franchise Extension Temporary Act of 2002 (D.C. Law 14-161, June 25, 2002, law notification 49 DCR 6497).

Short Title

Short title: The first section of D.C. Law 5-36 provided: “That this act may be cited as the ‘Cable Television Communications Act of 1981 Clarification Amendment Act of 1983’.”

Editor's Notes

Approval of amended limited partnership agreement: Pursuant to Resolution 6-624, the “Cable Television Franchise Limited Partnership Review and Approval Resolution of 1986,” effective April 15, 1986, the Council approved the amended and restated partnership between District Cablevision, Inc. and Tele-Communications, Inc., to be known as District Cablevision Limited Partnership.

Tele-Communications, Inc. and Liberty Media Corporation Reorganization Disapproval Resolution of 1994: Pursuant to Resolution 10-368, effective June 24, 1994, the Council disapproved the District Cablevision Limited Partnership’s Application for Franchise Authority Consent to Assignment or Transfer of Control of Cable Television Franchise.

District of Columbia cable television franchise award: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 34-1213.01.

Modification of Cable Television Franchise Agreement: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 34-1213.01.

The Nashville Network Reinstatement Resolution of 1996: Pursuant to Resolution 11-411, approved July 3, 1996, and effective upon publication on July 19, 1996, Council directed the district Cablevision Limited Partnership to return The Nashville Network to District Cablevision.

Sections 2 through 4 of D.C. Law 14-192 provided:

“Sec. 2. Grant of franchise.

“Pursuant to the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981, effective August 21, 1982 (D.C. Law 4-142; D.C. Official Code § 34-1201 et seq.) (’Cable Act’), Comcast Cablevision of the District, LLC, is granted a 10-year, nonexclusive, revocable franchise to provide cable service in the District of Columbia. The franchise is subject to the provisions of the Cable Act and the terms and conditions of the cable franchise agreement approved by section 3.”

“Sec. 3. Approval of franchise agreement.

“(a) The Council approves the proposed franchise agreement between the District and Comcast Cablevision of the District, LLC, transmitted to the Council by the Mayor on April 25, 2002, attached to this resolution and incorporated by reference, with the following modifications and conditions:

“(1) Section 1.5.3 is amended by inserting the phrase ‘(other than the Public Access Corporation)’ after the phrase ‘PEG Entities’, wherever it appears.

“(2) Section 1.58 is amended by striking the phrase ‘or any other PEG entity’.

“(3) Section 2.3.06 is amended as follows:

“(A) Strike the word ‘but’ and insert the phrase ‘, the Company is engaged in good-faith negotiations with the District regarding a renewal of the franchise, and’ in its place.

“(B) Insert the phrase ‘; provided an extension under this section 2.3.06 shall not exceed six (6) months’ after the phrase ‘renewal term commences’.

“(4) Section 4.1.03(iv) is amended by adding the phrase ‘(except for channels allocated to the Mayor, the Council, or the Public Access Corporation, for which no PEG Operating Agreement shall be required)’ after the phrase ‘PEG Operating Agreements’.

“(5) Section 4.1.01 is amended by striking the phrase ‘PEG Operating Agreement’ wherever it appears and inserting the phrase ‘PEG Operating Agreement or other notice’ in its place.

“(6) Section 4.1.04 is amended by striking the phrase ‘PEG Operating Agreement’ and inserting the phrase ‘PEG Operating Agreement or other notice’ in its place.

“(7) Section 4.1.11 is amended by striking the phrase ‘PEG Operating Agreement’ and inserting the phrase ‘PEG Operating Agreement or other notice’ in its place.

“(8) Section 4.1.12(i) is amended as follows:

“(A) Strike the phrase ‘Subject to the terms of its PEG Operating Agreement’ and insert the phrase ‘Subject to the terms of its PEG Operating Agreement, if any,’ in its place.

“(B) Strike the phrase ‘an approved PEG Operating Agreement’ and insert the phase ‘an approved PEG Operating Agreement or other notice’ in its place.

“(9) Section 4.2.05 is amended by striking the sentence ‘Rules and regulations adopted by the Public Access Corporation shall govern the use of Public Channel time, equipment, facilities, and other services.’ and inserting the sentence ‘Rules and regulations adopted by the Public Access Corporation shall govern the use of all Public Channels, including all matters related to governance, management, time, equipment, facilities, and other services.’ in its place.

“(10) Section 5.3 is amended by striking the text after the phrase ‘they are offered; (iv)’ and insert the phrase ‘bulk rates; or (v) any discounts, promotions, or reduced charges allowed by law or regulation.’ in its place.

“(11) Section 7.3 is amended by striking the phrase ‘transmission of this Agreement to the Council, and prior’.

“(12) Section 7.5 is amended by adding the sentence ‘The Memorandum of Understanding shall require that the Company make at least good-faith efforts to contract, and procure at least 35% of its goods and services, with local, small, and disadvantaged business enterprises.’ at the end.

“(13) Section 7.9 is amended by striking the phrase ‘(D.C. Official Code § 34-1202(24))’ and inserting the phrase ‘, as the act was in effect as of June 1, 2002’ in its place.

“(14) Section 8.1 is amended by striking the phrase ‘Subject to Section 10.2 hereof, the’ and inserting the word ‘The’ in its place.

“(15) Section 10.2 is amended as follows:

“(A) Strike the phrase ‘power,’ and insert the phrase ‘power or other governmental power,’ in its place.

“(B) Strike the phrase ‘, provided that the Company shall not be required to comply with any such statutes, rules, regulations, orders or other directives that take effect after the Effective Date to the extent such statutes, rules, regulations, orders or other directives are materially in conflict with the Company’s rights and obligations as set forth in this Agreement.

Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the Company shall comply with each statute, rule, regulation, order and directive of the District that is of general applicability’.

“(C) Add 2 new sentences at the end to read as follows:

“In addition to other rights reserved in this section, the District reserves its rights to enact and enforce laws to prohibit or regulate exclusive contracts and anticompetitive acts that have the purpose or effect of limiting competition for the provision of cable service or services similar to cable service, including exclusive programming agreements, and exclusive contracts with vendors to provide equipment, materials or services. The Company reserves its Constitutional contract rights as applicable to its rights and obligations as set forth in the Agreement.”

“(16) Section 10.3.01 is amended by striking the sentence ‘The Council shall provide the Company with fifteen (15) days’ prior notice of any such hearing (seven (7) days’ prior notice in the case of a roundtable) or any such longer notice period as may be required by applicable law or the Council’s rules or procedures, provided that this sentence shall not limit in any way the Council’s subpoena power under applicable law (Section 15.21 shall not apply to this sentence).’

“(17) Section 10.5.01(ix) is amended by adding the phrase ‘including the First Source Agreement and the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the utilization of local, small, and disadvantaged business enterprises,’ after the word ‘obligations’.

“(18) Section 11.4.03 is amended by striking the sentence ’As provided in Section 11.4.01 of this Agreement, the Council shall act on the Company’s petition within the transfer review period as determined under Sections 11.4. 1 and 11.4.02 of this Agreement.’

“(19) Section 13.4.02 is amended by adding the word ‘written’ before the word ‘waiver’, wherever it appears.

“(20) Section 15.21 is amended by striking the phrase ‘, but in all uses ’applicable law’ shall be limited by Section 10.2 hereof’.

“(21) Appendix D.II.A.1 is amended by striking the phrase ‘with respect to the two (2) Downstream Analog Channels allocated to it pursuant to Section 4.1.03 of this Agreement’.

“(22) Strike Appendix D.II.A.4.

“(23) Appendix D.II.B.1 is amended by striking the phrase ‘PEG channels’ and inserting the phrase ‘Educational and Governmental Channels’ in its place.

“(24) Appendix D.II.B.2 is amended by striking the phrase ‘PEG channels’ and inserting the phrase ‘Educational and Governmental Channels’ in its place.

“(25) Appendix F.I.A.1 is amended by striking the phrase ‘in the Mayor’s executive suite’ and inserting the phrase ’the offices of Councilmembers and Council committees and in other Council offices, and in the Mayor’s executive suite,’ in its place.

“(26) Appendix F.II. is amended by adding the sentence ‘(The District shall deduct the study and installation costs from the advance payment of capital support after full payment, based on the pre-deduction amount, has been made to the Public Access Corporation.)’

“(27) Exhibit 1 to Appendix F is amended by striking the phrase ‘DHS’ in the row beginning with the phrase ‘Dept. of Housing’ and inserting the phrase ‘DHCD’ in its place.

“(28) Appendix H is amended by striking Section I.10 in its entirety and inserting a new Section I.10 to read as follows: ”10. In the case of a transfer of interest pursuant to Section 11.1 of this Agreement, current financial statements showing the financial condition of the System as of the date of the petition or other written request, and pro forma financial projections for three (3) years, including a statement of projected income and a schedule of planned capital additions, with all significant assumptions explained in notes or supporting schedules. In the case of a transfer of control or stock pursuant to Section 11.2 of this Agreement, (a) such current financial statements and pro forma financial projections for the System (both as described in the preceding sentence) or alternatively (b) the pro forma financial information filed with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed transaction.”

“(b) The Chairman of the Council and the Mayor may sign the cable franchise agreement approved, as modified, by this section.”

“Sec. 4. Approval of transfer of control.

“Pursuant to the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981, effective August 21, 1982 (D.C. Law 4-142; D.C. Official Code § 34-1201 et seq.), the franchise agreement between the District and District Cablevision Limited Partnership (dated September 30, 1985) and the franchise agreement approved by section 3, the Council approves the transfer of control from Comcast Corporation to AT&T Comcast Corporation of the franchises granted by:

“(1) This act; and

“(2) The District of Columbia Cable Television Franchise Award Act of 1984, effective March 14, 1985 (D.C. Law 5-163; D.C. Official Code § 34-1213.01 note).”


§ 34–1203. Establishment of the District of Columbia Cable Television Advisory Committee. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 4, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(j), 30 DCR 4289; Mar. 14, 1985, D.C. Law 5-159, § 16(a), 32 DCR 30; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(c), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)


§ 34–1204. Duties of the Advisory Committee. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 5, 29 DCR 2872; May 20, 1983, D.C. Law 5-9, § 2, 30 DCR 1791; Aug. 2, 1983, D.C. Law 5-18, § 2, 30 DCR 3326; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(k), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(d), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1803.


§ 34–1205. Establishment of Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications; appointment of Executive Director. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 6, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(l), 30 DCR 4289; June 1, 1984, D.C. Law 5-85, § 2(a), 31 DCR 1864; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(e), 43 DCR 4702; May 9, 2000, D.C. Law 13-98, § 2, 47 DCR 789; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1804.

1981 Ed., § 43-1805.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-74, May 26, 1999, 46 DCR 5168).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-121, July 28, 1999, 46 DCR 6594).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications Temporary Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Law 13-31, October 8, 1999, law notification 46 DCR 8696).


§ 34–1206. Powers and responsibilities of Office. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 7, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(m), 30 DCR 4289; June 1, 1984, D.C. Law 5-85, § 2(c), 31 DCR 1864; May 10, 1989, D.C. Law 7-231, § 47, 36 DCR 492; July 25, 1990, D.C. Law 8-151, § 2, 37 DCR 3741; Sept. 26, 1995, D.C. Law 11-52, §§ 807, 807a, 42 DCR 3684; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(f), 43 DCR 4702; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-255, § 56, 44 DCR 1271; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1806.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 802(a) of Multiyear Budget Spending Reduction and Support Temporary Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 10-253, March 23, 1995, 42 DCR 1652).

Resolutions

Resolution 14-488, the “Cable Customer Service Regulations Approval Resolution of 2002”, was approved effective June 28, 2002.


§ 34–1207. Duties of Executive Director. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 7, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(m), 30 DCR 4289; June 1, 1984, D.C. Law 5-85, § 2(c), 31 DCR 1864; May 10, 1989, D.C. Law 7-231, § 47, 36 DCR 492; July 25, 1990, D.C. Law 8-151, § 2, 37 DCR 3741; Sept. 26, 1995, D.C. Law 11-52, §§ 807, 807a, 42 DCR 3684; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(f), 43 DCR 4702; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-255, § 56, 44 DCR 1271; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1807.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1207.01. Cable Television special account. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 8, 29 DCR 2872; June 1, 1984, D.C. Law 5-85, § 2(d), 31 DCR 1864; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(g), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1807.1.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 1512 of the Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-401, July 13, 1998, 45 DCR 4794), § 1512 of the Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-564, January 12, 1999, 46 DCR 669), and § 1512 of the Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-41, March 31, 1999, 46 DCR 3446).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 1512 of the Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-41, March 31, 1999, 46 DCR 3446).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Editor's Notes

Application of D.C. Law 12-175: Section 1914 of D.C. Law 12-175 provided that § 1912 shall apply as of October 1, 1998.


§ 34–1208. Powers of Public Service Commission. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 9, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(o), 30 DCR 4289; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1808.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1209. Mandatory provisions of request for proposal. [Repealed.]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 10, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(p), 30 DCR 4289; Nov. 15, 1983, D.C. Law 5-42, § 4(b), 30 DCR 4999; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 3(c), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1809.

Editor's Notes

Recommended revision of draft of request for proposals and cable franchise application: Pursuant to Resolution 5-388, the “Cable Television Franchise Request for Proposals, Applications, and Procedures Recommendations Resolution of 1983,” effective October 18, 1983, the Council recommended that the District of Columbia Cable Design Commission revise the draft request for proposals and cable franchise application submitted to the Chairman of the Council, July 1, 1983.

Revised request for proposals approved: Pursuant to Resolution 5-422, the “Cable Television Franchise Revised Request for Proposals Approval Resolution of 1983,” effective November 15, 1983, the Council approved the request for proposals as revised pursuant to the Cable Television Franchise Request for Proposals Applications, and Procedures Recommendations Resolution of 1983.

Standard format proposed franchise agreement approved: Pursuant to Resolution 5-549, the “Cable Television Franchise Agreement Format Approval Resolution of 1984,” effective February 14, 1984, the Council approved the use by the District of Columbia Cable Design Commission of a standard format proposed franchise agreement.


§ 34–1210. Submission of applications. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 11, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(q), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(i), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1810.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1211. Grant of authority. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 12, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 3(5), 30 DCR 4289; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1811.


§ 34–1212. Evaluation of applications. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 13, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(r), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, §§ 2(j), 3(d), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1812.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Editor's Notes

Procedures approved for consideration of applications: Pursuant to Resolution 5-550, the “District of Columbia Cable Television Design Commission Evaluation and Clarification Procedures Approval Resolution of 1984,” effective February 14, 1984, the Council approved the evaluation and clarification procedures for the District of Columbia Cable Television Design Commission to consider applications to construct and operate a cable television system in the District of Columbia, which were submitted by the Commission to the Council on January 12, 1984.


§ 34–1213. Submission of proposed franchise agreement. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 14, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(s), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(k), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1813.


§ 34–1213.01. Grant of franchises. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 14a; as added Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(t), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(l), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1813.1.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2 and 3 of Comcast Cable Franchise One-Month Extension Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-382, June 10, 2002, 49 DCR 5698).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Editor's Notes

District of Columbia cable television franchise award: D.C. Law 5-163, the “District of Columbia Cable Television Franchise Award Act of 1984,” granted to District Cablevision, Inc., a revocable franchise for a 15-year period for the authority, right, and privilege to construct, reconstruct, operate, and maintain a cable television system within the District of Columbia. The act provided as follows: The Council of the District of Columbia finds that: (a) Pursuant to the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981, effective October 22, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-142; D.C. Code, sec. 34-1201 et seq.), the Council of the District of Columbia (“Council”) is authorized to grant by act 1 or more revocable franchises for the right to construct and operate a cable television system within the public ways of specified areas of the District of Columbia. (b) Pursuant to an evaluation and selection process established by the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981, effective October 22, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-142; D.C. Code, sec. 34-1201 et seq.), and pursuant to the Negotiation of the Final Terms of a Proposed Agreement for the Award of a Cable Television Franchise for the District of Columbia Designation Resolution of 1984, effective July 10, 1984 (Res. 5-788; 31 DCR 3673), District Cablevision, Inc., (“Grantee”) has been determined to be the cable television franchise applicant which will best serve the public interest in the delivery of cable television service to the citizens of the District of Columbia. (c) Pursuant to the Negotiation of the Final Terms of a Proposed Agreement for the Award of a Cable Television Franchise for the District of Columbia Designation Resolution of 1984, effective July 10, 1984 (Res. 5-788; 31 DCR 3673), the Council directed that negotiations be undertaken with the Grantee by a city negotiating team for the purpose of finalizing the terms of a proposed franchise agreement, subject to Council approval. (d) The city negotiating team has completed its mandate and has successfully negotiated the final terms of a proposed franchise agreement with the Grantee, the terms of which have been reviewed by the Council and are approved. Sec. 3. Grant of the Franchise. Pursuant to Section 14a(a) of the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981, effective October 22, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-142; D.C. Code, sec. 34-1213.01(a)), District Cablevision, Inc., a corporation with its principal place of business located within the District of Columbia, is granted of itself, its successors, and assigns a revocable right to construct, reconstruct, operate, and maintain for a 15-year period from the effective date of this act, a cable television system within the entirety of the District of Columbia, subject to the terms, conditions, and requirements specified in the Franchise Agreement (“Agreement”) and the laws and regulations of the District of Columbia and the United States applicable to cable television franchises, facilities, and services. Sec. 4. Terms of the Franchise. (a) The Grantee shall, in accepting this franchise, meet all terms and conditions of the law of the District of Columbia and the United States applicable to cable television franchises, facilities, and services. (b) The Agreement (and exhibits A through H thereof) appended to this act specifying terms and conditions accompanying this grant of a franchise is incorporated by reference and made a part of this franchise grant. The Grantee shall abide in and shall meet all terms and conditions of the Agreement for the entire duration of the franchise term. Any amendment or modification of the Agreement, except to the extent otherwise provided in the Agreement, shall be accomplished by act of the Council. (c) The terms, conditions, and provisions of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding any inconsistency or repugnancy with terms, conditions, and provisions of the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981, effective October 22, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-142; D.C. Code, sec. 34-1201 et seq.), in effect prior to this act. Any term, condition, or provision of the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981, effective October 22, 1983 (D.C. Law 4-142; D.C. Code, sec. 34-1201 et seq.), in effect prior to this act which is inconsistent or repugnant with a term, condition, or provision of the Agreement shall be deemed repealed by this act to the extent of its inconsistency or repugnancy with the Agreement. (d) Termination, revocation, and suspension of the franchise shall lie as provided by law and the Agreement. The rights granted by this act shall automatically expire as provided in the Agreement for failure by the Grantee to meet any condition specified in section 3.12.01 of the Agreement. The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television (“Office”) shall give the Council notice of a failure by the Grantee to meet any condition specified under section 3.12.01 of the Agreement within 3 days of the failure, and shall publish the notice in the District of Columbia Register. Expiration of franchise rights for failure to meet a condition of section 3.12.01 of the Agreement shall be automatically effective upon the publication of notice by the Office in the District of Columbia Register that the Grantee’s rights are terminated by reason of Grantee failure to meet a condition of section 3.12.01 of the Agreement. (e) The Agreement appended to this act shall be executed by the Grantee before the effective date of this act. All rights and privileges granted pursuant to this act shall automatically terminate upon the failure by the Grantee to execute the Agreement by the time specified in this subsection. Modification of Cable Television Franchise Agreement: D.C. Law 6-59, effective November 19, 1985, as amended by § 11 of D.C. Law 6-192, effective February 24, 1987, enacted the Cable Television Franchise Agreement Modification Act of 1985, and D.C. Law 7-93, effective March 16, 1988, enacted the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981 Amendment Act of 1987, to amend the District of Columbia Cable Television Franchise Award Act of 1984, the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981, and the Cable Television Franchise Agreement between District Cablevision, Inc., and the District of Columbia to modify certain terms, conditions and requirements of the District of Columbia Cable Television Franchise. Negotiat

Sections 2 and 3 of D.C. Law 14-49, 48 DCR 7936, provided:

“Sec. 2. Definitions.

“For the purposes of this act, the term:

“(1) ‘Cable Act’ means the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981, effective August 21, 1982 (D.C. Law 4-142; D.C. Official Code § 34-1201 et seq.).

“(2) ‘Franchise’ means the non-exclusive right to construct, reconstruct, operate, and maintain a cable television system in the District of Columbia granted by the District of Columbia Cable Television Franchise Award Act of 1984, effective March 14, 1985 (D.C. Law 5-163; D.C. Official Code § 34-1213.01 note).

“(3) ‘Franchise Agreement’ means the cable franchise agreement entered into by and between the District of Columbia and District Cablevision Limited Partnership, as amended, approved by the District of Columbia Cable Television Franchise Award Act of 1984, effective March 14, 1985 (D.C. Law 5-163; D.C. Official Code § 34-1213.1 note).

“(4) ’Franchise Extension Agreement’ means the agreement between the District of Columbia and Comcast Cablevision of the District, L.L.C., approved by the Approval of the Extension of the Term of District Cablevision Limited Partnership’s Franchise Act of 2000, effective September 16, 2000 (D.C. Law 13-153; 47 DCR 4976), setting forth the terms and conditions regarding the Franchise extension.

“Sec. 3. Approval.

“In accordance with the Cable Act, the Council grants an extension of the Franchise, the Franchise Agreement, and the Franchise Extension Agreement until March 14, 2002.”


§ 34–1214. Amendment of franchise agreement. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 15, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(u), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(m), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1814.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1215. Franchise revocation procedure. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 16, formerly § 17, 29 DCR 2872; renumbered and amended Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(w), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(n), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1815.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1216. Franchise renewal procedure. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 17, formerly § 16, 29 DCR 2872; renumbered and amended Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(v), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(o), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1816.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Mayor's Orders

Extension of the Franchise Term of District Cablevision Limited Partnership, see Mayor’s Order 2000-144, September 22, 2000 ( 47 DCR 8256).

Extension of the Franchise Term of District Cablevision Limited Partnership, see Mayor’s Order 2000-156, October 12, 2000 ( 47 DCR 8682) and Mayor’s Order 2000-169, November 2, 2000 ( 47 DCR 9536).

Extension of the Term of the Interim Open Video Systems Agreement with Starpower Communications, LLC, see Mayor’s Order 2000-175, November 21, 2000 ( 47 DCR 9545).

Extension of the Franchise Term of District Cablevision Limited Partnership, see Mayor’s Order 2001-09, January 16, 2001 ( 48 DCR 946).

Extension of the Franchise Term of District Cablevision Limited Partnership, see Mayor’s Order 2001-10, January 17, 2001( 48 DCR 947).

Extension of the Term of the Interim Open Video Systems Agreement with Starpower Communications, LLC, see Mayor’s Order 2001-11, January 17, 2001 ( 48 DCR 948).

Extension of the Term of the Interim Open Video Systems Agreement with Starpower Communications, LLC, see Mayor’s Order 2001-25, February 14, 2001 ( 48 DCR 2178).

Extension of the Franchise Term of District Cablevision Limited Partnership, see Mayor’s Order 2001-26, February 14, 2001 (48 DCR


§ 34–1217. Termination of franchise; forced purchase by the District. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 18, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(x), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(p), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1817.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1218. Arbitrary and capricious discontinuance of service by franchisee. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 19, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 3(6), 30 DCR 4289; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1818.


§ 34–1219. Arbitration panel. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 20, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(y), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(q), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1819.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1220. Transfer of ownership to other than District. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 21, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(z), 30 DCR 4289; May 16, 1995, D.C. Law 10-255, § 37, 41 DCR 5193; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(r), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1820.

Emergency Legislation

For emergency approval of the application for the transfer of control of Tele-Communications, Inc., the parent corporation of TCI of D.C., Inc., which is the limited partner of District Cablevision Limited Partnership, to AT&T Corporation, see §§ 2-6 of the Approval of the Application for Transfer of Control of District Cablevision Limited Partnership from Tele-Communications, Inc. to AT&T Corporation Emergency Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-20, February 5, 1999, 46 DCR 2535).

For temporary (90-day) authorization of transfer of cable franchise control, see § 2 of the Approval of the Application for Transfer of Control of District of Cablevision Limited Partnership from Tele-Communications, Inc. to AT & T Corporation Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-60, May 10, 1999, 46 DCR 4432).

For temporary (90-day) authorization of transfer of cable franchise control, see §§ 2 through 8 of the Approval of the Application for Transfer of Control of District of Cablevision, Inc. to AT & T Corp. Emergency Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-209, December 8, 1999, 47 DCR 3).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications Temporary Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Law 13-12, October 7, 1999, law notification 46 DCR 8696).

Editor's Notes

Sections 2 through 7 of D.C. Law 13-153 provided:

“Sec. 2. Definitions.

“For the purpose of this act, the term:

“(1) ‘Cable Television Act’ means the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981.

“(2) ‘CFA’ means the Cable Franchise agreement entered into between the District and the District Cablevision Limited Partnership, as amended September 30, 1985.

“(3) ‘Council’ means the Council of the District of Columbia.

“(4) ‘DCI’ means District Cablevision, Inc., a District of Columbia corporation.

“(5) ‘DCLP’ means District Cablevision-Limited Partnership, a District of Columbia limited partnership.

“(6) ‘District’ means the District of Columbia.

“(7) ‘Franchise’ means the right granted to DCLP to construct, reconstruct, operate, and maintain a cable television system in the District pursuant to the District of-Columbia Cable Television Franchise Award Act of 1984.

“(8) ‘Franchisee’ means DCLP.

“(9) ‘Franchise Extension Agreement’ means the agreement between the District and DCLP which sets forth the agreement between the parties regarding the Franchise extension, subject to Council approval.

“(10) ‘OCTT’ means the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications, established in section 6 of the Cable Television Act.

“Sec. 3. Findings.

“The Council finds that:

“(1) DCLP currently holds a Franchise from the District, subject to the CFA, Cable Television Act, and other applicable law.

“(2) The Franchise was scheduled to expire on March 14, 2000, but was extended on an emergency basis in the Approval of the Extension of the Term of District Cablevision Limited Partnership Franchise in the District of Columbia Emergency Act of 2000.

“(3) Pursuant to the District of Columbia Cable Television Franchise Award Act of 1984, the District granted to DCI a 15-year, revocable Franchise to construct, reconstruct, operate and maintain a cable television system within the District, and incorporated the CFA within the grant of the Franchise.

“(4) Pursuant to the Cable Television Franchise Agreement Modification Act of 1985, the District amended the CFA and approved assignment of the Franchise to DCLP, of which the general partner was DCI and of which the limited partner was an affiliate of Tele-Communications, Inc.

“(5) Pursuant to the Approval of the Application for Transfer of Control of District Cablevision Limited Partnership from Tele-Communications, Inc. to AT & T Corporation Emergency Act of 1999, and the Application for Transfer of Control of District Cablevision Limited Partnership from Tele-Communications, Inc. to AT & T Corporation Temporary Act of 1999, the District approved a transfer of control of Tele-Communications, Inc., the parent corporation of TCI of D.C., Inc., which was the limited partner of DCLP, to AT & T and approved transfer of control of the Franchise to AT & T.

“(6) Pursuant to the Approval of the Application for Transfer of Control of District Cablevision, Inc. to AT & T Corp. Emergency Act of 1999, the District approved a transfer of control of DCI to AT & T.

“(7) The Council believes that it would be in the best interests of the District and District residents to extend the term of the Franchise until September 14, 2000, in order to permit the parties to negotiate a franchise renewal agreement, and to permit the Mayor, by Executive Order, to execute month-to-month extensions of the term up to an additional 6 months after September 14, 2000, as the Mayor deems necessary, in order to permit the conclusion of the franchise renewal negotiations and action by the Council on any proposed renewal of the Franchise.

“(8) On March 3, 2000, DCLP and the District entered into a Franchise Extension Agreement which set forth the terms and conditions of a Franchise extension, subject to Council approval.

“(9) Based on the promises contained in the Franchise Extension Agreement and the interests of the District and DCLP in extending the term of the Franchise in order to permit the parties to attempt to negotiate a franchise renewal agreement, OCTT has recommended that the Council approve the extension of the Franchise term.

“Sec. 4. Consideration of recommendation.

“The Council has reviewed the recommendation of OCTT.

“Sec. 5. Adoption of recommendation.

“Pursuant to authority granted under the Cable Television Act, the Council hereby adopts the recommendation of OCTT regarding the proposed Franchise extension.

“Sec. 6. Approval.

“By adoption of the recommendation, the Council hereby grants an extension of the term of the Franchise until September 14, 2000, and authorizes the Mayor to execute thereafter up to 6 one-month extensions of the term of the Franchise, as deemed necessary by the Mayor, so as to extend the Franchise to a date no later than March 14, 2001.

“Sec. 7. Interpretation.

“The Council, as the franchising authority intends that this act constitutes a final decision of the franchising authority for purposes of section 617 of the Communications Act of 1934 and the consent of the Council required under the Cable Television Act.”

Sections 2 through 8 of D.C. Law 13-202 provided:

“Sec. 2. Definitions.

“For the purposes of this act, the term:

“(1) ‘AT & T’ means AT & T Corp., a New York corporation.

“(2) ‘Cable Television Act’ means the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981.

“(3) ‘CFA’ means the Cable Franchise Agreement, dated September 30, 1985, as amended, between the District of Columbia and District Cablevision Limited Partnership.

“(4) ‘Change of Control Agreement’ means the contractual agreement between the District of Columbia, AT & T, TCI, and DCLP, which sets forth the details regarding the change in control.

“(5) ‘Chairman’ means the Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia.

“(6) ‘Committee’ means the Committee on Economic Development of the Council of the District of Columbia.

“(7) ‘Council’ means the Council of the District of Columbia.

“(8) ‘DCLP’ means District Cablevision Limited Partnership, a District of Columbia limited partnership.

“(9) ‘District’ means the District of Columbia.

“(10) ‘Franchisee’ means District Cablevision Limited Partnership, or DCLP.

“(11) ‘OCTI’ means the Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications.

“(12) ‘Proposed Transaction’ means the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 23, 1998, between AT & T, TCI, and Italy Merger Corp., under which Italy Merger Corp. will be merged with and into TCI, with TCI surviving as a subsidiary of AT & T.

“(13) ‘System’ means the cable system of the Franchisee currently serving the District of Columbia.

“(14) ‘TCI’ means Tele-Communications, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

“(15) ‘Transfer Application’ means Federal Communications Commission Form 394.

“Sec. 3. Findings.

“The Council finds that:

“(1) DCLP currently holds a cable franchise from the District subject to the Cable Television Act and other applicable laws, and subject to the terms and conditions of the CFA.

“(2) AT & T, TCI, and Italy Merger Corp., a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of AT & T, have entered into the Proposed Transaction.

“(3) Currently, TCI is the parent corporation of TCI of D.C., Inc., which is the limited partner of, and exercises day-to-day control over, the Franchisee.

“(4) On September 8, 1998, the Franchisee filed materials, including a Transfer Application, with the District seeking consent to the Proposed Transaction, by which AT & T would become the parent corporation of TCI of D.C., Inc., and gain control over the Franchisee and of the System.

“(5) Pursuant to section 21 of the Cable Television Communications Act of 198 1, and section 3.11.03 of the CFA, the Council may approve or deny the transfer of control over DCLP.

“(6) Pursuant to section 617 of the Communications Act of 1934, the Council has 120 days following the filing of the Transfer Application to approve or disapprove the Transfer Application or the Transfer Application will be deemed granted, unless the District, DCLP, and AT & T agree to an extension of time.

“(7) DCLP and AT & T granted the District an extension from January 5, 1999, until February 8, 1999, to reach a final decision on whether to approve or deny the Proposed Transaction.

“(8) Pursuant to section 3.11.05 of the CFA, OCTT has reviewed the Transfer Application and supplemental information submitted by DCLP/TCI and AT & T.

“(9) The Committee held a public hearing on the Transfer Application on November 16, 1998. The hearing was continued on November 30, 1998, to allow the Committee to accept further comments.

“(10) DCLP, TCI, and AT & T have entered into the Change of Control Agreement in consideration of the District’s consent to the Proposed Transaction and to establish the parties’ rights in connection with the transfer.

“(11) AT & T has committed to adhere to the terms of the CFA in the Change of Control Agreement.

“Sec. 4. Consideration of recommendation.

“The Council has received and reviewed the recommendation of OCTT and has received and considered comments, evidence, and information from the public and interested parties, including DCLP/TCl and AT & T.

“Sec. 5. Adoption of recommendation.

“The Council hereby adopts the recommendation of OCTT regarding the proposed Transfer of Control of TCI to AT & T.

“Sec. 6. Approval.

“By adoption of the recommendation, pursuant to section 5, the Council approves the Transfer Application.

“Sec. 7. Interpretation.

“The Council, as the franchising authority, intends this act to constitute a ‘final decision’ of the franchising authority for purposes of section 617 of the Communications Act of 1934, and the ‘consent of the Council’ required by the Cable Television Act.

“Sec. 8. Authorization to sign.

“This act authorizes the Chairman to sign, on behalf of the Council, the Change of Control Agreement, which is approved by this act.”


§ 34–1221. Transfer of ownership to District. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 22, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1821.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1222. District’s right to assign. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 23, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1822.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1223. Franchisee’s obligation as trustee. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 24, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1823.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1224. Annual franchise fee; quarterly and annual reports; audit; financial statement. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 25, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(aa), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(s), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1824.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1225. Insurance; performance bond; indemnification of District. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 26, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(aa), 30 DCR 4289; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1825.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1226. Rates and service offerings. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 27, 29 DCR 2872; renumbered and amended Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(bb), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(t), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1826.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1226.01. Subscriber fees. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 27a, formerly § 27, 29 DCR 2872; renumbered and amended Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(bb), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, §§ 2(u), 3(e), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1826.1.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1226.02. Rate regulation. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 27b, formerly § 27, 29 DCR 2872; renumbered and amended Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(bb), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 26, 1994, D.C. Law 10-101, § 2, 41 DCR 1000; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(v), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1826.2.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1227. Inspection of books and records; filing and posting certain enumerated documents. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 28, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(cc), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(w), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1827.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1228. Capability requirements. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 29, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 3(7), 30 DCR 4289; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1828.


§ 34–1229. Public Access Corporation. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 30, 29 DCR 2872; renumbered and amended Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(dd), 30 DCR 4289; Mar. 16, 1985, D.C. Law 5-195, § 2, 32 DCR 1022; Aug. 1, 1985, D.C. Law 6-15, § 2, 32 DCR 3570; Mar. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 9-213, § 2, 40 DCR 25; Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 1402, 48 DCR 6981; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1829.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1302 of Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-124, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7861).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 802(b) of Multiyear Budget Spending Reduction and Support Temporary Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 10-253, March 23, 1995, 42 DCR 1652).


§ 34–1229.01. Public access. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 30a, formerly § 30, 29 DCR 2872; renumbered and amended Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(dd), 30 DCR 4289; Nov. 15, 1983, D.C. Law 5-42, § 4(c), 30 DCR 4999; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(x), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1829.1.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1230. Operational requirements. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 31, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(ee), 30 DCR 4289; Mar. 21, 1987, D.C. Law 6-216, § 13(h), 34 DCR 1072; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(y), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1830.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1231. Performance monitoring. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 32, 29 DCR 2872; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 3(f), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1831.


§ 34–1232. Maintenance service; complaint procedure; interruption of service; customer service standards. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 33, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(gg), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(z), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1832.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1233. Installation of facilities. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 34, 29 DCR 2872; Sept. 17, 1982, D.C. Law 4-150, § 403, 29 DCR 3377; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(hh), 30 DCR 4289; Feb. 28, 1987, D.C. Law 6-206, § 2, 34 DCR 675; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(aa), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1833.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1234. Construction and service schedules; maps. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 35, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(ii), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(bb), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1834.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1235. Violations subject to penalties. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 36, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 3(8), 30 DCR 4289; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1835.


§ 34–1236. Limits on franchisee’s recourse. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 37, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(jj), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(cc), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1836.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1237. Compliance not excused by failure to enforce franchise. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 38, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1837.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1238. Effect of specific time for performance. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 39, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1838.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1239. Rights reserved to District. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 40, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2 (kk), 30 DCR 4289; April 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2 (dd), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1839.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1240. Franchisee not to discriminate. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 41, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(ll), 30 DCR 4289; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1840.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1241. Affirmative action requirements. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 42(a)-(h), 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(mm), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(ee), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1841.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1242. Minority contracting requirements. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 43, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(nn), 30 DCR 4289; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1842.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1243. Local hiring and subcontracting policy. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 44, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(oo), 30 DCR 4289; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1843.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1244. Restrictive easement; unlawful attachment for access or use. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 45, 29 DCR 2872; Mar. 14, 1985, D.C. Law 5-159, § 16(b), 32 DCR 30; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(ff), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1844.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1244.01. Landlord-tenant relationship. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 45a; as added Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(pp), 30 DCR 4289; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1844.1.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Short Title

Short title: The first section of D.C. Law 5-36 provided: “That this act may be cited as the ‘Cable Television Communications Act of 1981 Clarification Amendment Act of 1983’.”


§ 34–1245. Protection of privacy. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 46, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(qq), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(gg), 43 DCR 4702; Apr. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-269, § 110, 48 DCR 1270; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1845.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 8 of the Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-309, March 20, 1998, 45 DCR 1923), § 8 of the Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Second Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-439, August 12, 1998, 45 DCR 6110), § 8 of the Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Legislative Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-503, October 27, 1998, 45 DCR 8495), and § 8 of the Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-600, January 20, 1999, 46 DCR 1239).

For temporary repeal of D.C. Law 12-103, see § 13 of the Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Second Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-439, August 12, 1998, 45 DCR 6110).

For temporary amendment of § 43-1845 [1981 Ed.], see § 8 of the Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-222, December 23, 1997, 44 DCR 114).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 108 of the Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-126, August 4, 1999, 46 DCR 6606).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 108 of the Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Legislative Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-177, November 2, 1999, 46 DCR 9678).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 108 of the Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-241, January 11, 2000, 47 DCR 581).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 108 of the Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-446, November 7, 2000, 47 DCR 9213).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 110 of Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-5, February 13, 2001, 48 DCR 2440).

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 8 of Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-103, May 8, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 3254).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 8 of Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-210, April 13, 1999, law notification 46 DCR 3832).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 108 of Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Temporary Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Law 13-57, March 7, 2000, law notification 47 DCR 1979).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 108 of Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Temporary Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-207, March 31, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 3238).


§ 34–1246. Costs. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 47, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(rr), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(hh), 43 DCR 4702; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-255, § 46(b), 44 DCR 1271; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1846.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1247. Obscenity laws. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 48, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(ss), 30 DCR 4289; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1847.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1248. “Rent-a-citizen” practice discouraged. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 49, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1848.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1248.01. Obtaining services without compensation unlawful. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 49A; as added Mar. 16, 1988, D.C. Law 7-93, § 3(b), 35 DCR 721; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1848.1.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

Short Title

Short title: The first section of D.C. Law 7-93 provided: “That this act may be cited as the ‘Cable Television Communications Act of 1981 Amendment Act of 1987’.”

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 7-93, the Cable Television Communications Act of 1981 Amendment Act of 1987, see Mayor’s Order 90-137, October 17, 1990.


§ 34–1249. Severability. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 50, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).


§ 34–1250. Civil penalties; prosecutions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 51, 29 DCR 2872; Oct. 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-36, § 2(tt), 30 DCR 4289; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-210, § 2(ii), 43 DCR 4702; Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 3, 49 DCR 7334.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1849.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) repeal of section, see § 3 of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).

For temporary (90 day) addition of §§ 34-1251.01 to 34-1264.05, see § 2(b) of Cable Television Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-409, July 15, 2002, 49 DCR 7280).